Phrases that bring up great stories:
For health and strength (for health and strength): If you tell me you didn't start singing this in your head, you're lying.
BOB Time: Though different for every group, BOB time can be one of the best parts of the day.
French braids: They're harder to do than they look, huh?
Reuben: To some, a sandwich; to others, the craziest cabin in the existence of Camp Okoboji.
Froot Loops: The community cereal box of greatness.
Morse Code: Bracelets and necklaces with secret words and inside jokes, AKA one of the coolest crafts ever.
Rubber chickens: What is Youth Week without them? Also, their song was amazing.
Circle up: *cries all of the tears*
Nametags: I'm at home now without it, and I feel sort of lost.
Storming the court...the basketball court: HERE WE GO CAMPERS HERE WE GO *clap clap*
Greatest friends I've got: you guys are the best people.
Melodies that sound like memories:
I have a camp playlist on Spotify (message me somehow if you want it) and these are my additions to it after this past week. Some are specific to my experiences, but most are camp in general.
See You Again
By Your Side
When The Saints Go Marching In (you had to be in Amethyst)
Shake It Off
Shut Up And Dance
All About That Bass
For Health and Strength
(Do we really need more? These sum it up pretty great.)
Top questions asked:
How do I French braid? - Sam
Do I use the dreadlock in the braid? - Dalton
Do hair ties hurt girls' hair? - Jordan
What are Newton's Laws? - Yearbook Staff
Where did the second page of Arms That Hold The Universe Go? - Me (true story bro)
Who actually won Survivor? Who got second? Third? Fourth? We'd all like to know. - Everyone
JUST DO IT - Amythest
What is chicken roulette? Followed by: why me? Then: please tell me you got this in slow-mo? - Me
Where are the cupcakes? - The Cabin of Gad
We have lawn chairs, so can we be counsellors now? - Josie, Sarah, Alyssa, Reagan, and Bailey
Would these Bible verses work as pickup lines? - Once again, Amythest.
My small group was fantastic. We had awesome conversation, and worked as a team. Our skit was a ton of fun, though I think we can hand that to a few people who can do improv. We didn't win survivor, but we did have a ton of fun. Best small group I've ever been in.
I also have to write about my favorite camp memory to date:
Soon after I got to camp, I walked into the Mark gazebo, heard "1-2-3-GO!" and was attacked by about 15 people in the best group hug of my entire life. If that alone doesn't explain the people you meet at camp, I'll say it again: you're the greatest friends I've got. ❤️